At the 2 livestock auctions held Wednesday at North Wilkesboro and Norwood a total of 551 cattle and 2 goats were sold. Slaughter cows were mostly steady to $5.00 lower, slaughter bulls were mostly steady. Feeder cattle were mostly steady to $10.00 higher when compared to the previous sales. Average dressing slaughter cows brought $70.00 to $89.00. Average dressing slaughter bulls, 1000 lbs. & up, sold at $90.00 to $101.00, with high dressing up to $110.00.
N.C. Broiler-fryers: The market is steady and the live supply is adequate to meet the moderate demand. Average weights are heavy. The estimated slaughter for Thursday in North Carolina is 2,946,000 head compared to 2,979,000 head last Thursday.
N.C. Eggs: The market is steady on small, higher on the balance. Supplies are light. Retail demand is good. Weighted average prices for small lot sales of grade A eggs delivered to nearby retail outlets: Extra Large 176.35, Large 171.70, Medium 155.99 and Small 103.00.
Sweet Potatoes: demand moderate. Market about steady. Report issued Monday and Thursday. 40 pound cartons Orange Types U.S. No. 1 15.00-17.00 few higher and lower, U.S. No. 1 Petite 12.00-14.00 mostly 13.00 occasional higher and lower, U.S. No. 2 8.00-10.00 mostly 8.00-9.00 some 7.00 few higher, No Grade Marks jumbo 8.00-9.00 mostly 9.00 some 10.00 occasional higher and lower.
Cotton: The strict-low-middling one and one sixteenth South East average price is 63.11 cents per pound, the U.S. average is 60.33 cents per pound.
U.S. 2 yellow shelled corn was 3 to 4 cents lower when compared to the previous day. Prices ranged $4.11-$4.61 at feed mills and $3.86-$4.50 at elevators; new crop $3.88-$4.48. U.S. 1 yellow soybeans were 15 to 16 cents lower; prices were $8.67 at the processors and ranged $8.17-$8.63 at the elevators; new crop $8.70-$8.85. U.S. 2 soft red winter wheat was 4 cents lower; prices were $4.50 at the feed mills and $4.15-$4.20 at the elevators; new crop $4.29-$4.55. Soybean meal, f.o.b. at processing plants, was $311.90 per ton for 48% protein.